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Krueger stands for recovery and growth

  • From the July 2020 issue.
Krueger stands for recovery and growth

Unprecedented times call for greater flexibility, hard-wearing trailers and timely service. Krueger Transport Equipment is adapting its operations to best suit the needs of Australia’s diverse freight task.

Now is the time to modernise fleets with innovative and dependable trailers from Krueger Transport Equipment. The Federal Government confirmed last month that it would extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off by six months to the end of this calendar year.

For company patriarch, John Krueger, and the industry at large, this development is a significant win where the new threshold for each asset purchased for under $150,000 can be accessed multiple times.

Increased from $30,000 in March as a measure to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy, the asset write-off scheme, which applies to both new and second-hand assets, was originally slated to end on 30 June 2020.

With one of the oldest fleets in the world, the Australian industry is desperate for road transport businesses and owner-operators to update their mobile assets to improve safety technology and reduce emissions.

As Krueger produces equipment for a range of applications, for carting mining machinery to transporting ambient goods and general freight, fleets can specify precisely what they need today and benefit from the perks of the extended instant asset write-off incentive.

As an Australian owned and operated supplier to the transport industry for more than 40 years, Krueger provides a prolific one-stop shop for fleet operators.

“Use the extended tax incentives today to purchase new trailers,” John says. “We have capacity to accept additional orders to supply the highest quality equipment available in Australia.”

Krueger is at the forefront of modern trailer design, manufacturing its versatile ‘Kurtainer’ curtainsiders, open decks, skeletal trailers, freezer vans, dry vans and other custom builds. These models stand out in the market for their engineering excellence, load restraint options and enhancements that optimise vehicle operator safety and promote higher productivity.

The asset write-off incentive is also available to operators seeking used semi-trailers and similar second-hand gear. During the Covid-19 pandemic, John Krueger has observed a trend where some freight companies have not necessarily been in a position to invest in brand new equipment, but they have considered leasing options or used trailers as a solution to meet a rise in demand during these challenging times.

“Unprecedented demand for road transport services is a pressure that many businesses face right now,” John says. “With that in mind, Krueger can arrange for used trailers to be ready in a matter of days, while ensuring that the equipment is best matched to a fleet’s freight task requirements.”

To complement its manufacturing and leasing capabilities, Krueger also assists heavy vehicle operations with an extensive national support network which includes fixed price servicing, spare parts, refurbishments, smash and damage repairs as well as chassis and body conversions for all trailer types.

Rapid turnaround times, according to John, ensure that fleets are on the job with minimal disruption to their day-to-day operations.

“Ultimately, we have you covered,” John says. “Krueger also provides onsite and emergency vehicle support along with a fully stocked spare parts branch so that transport businesses across the country remain productive and competitive. Also, regular trailer servicing not only helps to minimise costly downtime due to breakdowns but also ensures equipment is performing at its best. Vehicle uptime is especially critical in light of the country’s need to keep trucks on the move.”

Demand for reliable and high-performance trailers is booming due to Covid-19. This is also evident by the ongoing success of Krueger’s Advantage Trailer Rental (ATR) which adds value by providing flexible options and rental solutions for its customers.

“Businesses can specify precisely what they need in a trailer combination,” John says. “Whether it is the latest load restraint technologies or lighter-weight axle and suspension systems for Performance-Based Standards (PBS) applications, ATR can make it happen.”

The rental options available via ATR include skels, flat tops, dry and refrigerated vans and curtainsiders in flat and drop deck configurations.

“We at Krueger are urging fleet operators to take advantage of the Federal Government’s extended asset write-off incentive. As the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, said: the extension to the asset write-off incentive is designed to support business sticking with the investments they had planned and encouraging them to bring investment forward to support economic growth.”

Fast Fact
Krueger’s Performance-Based Standards offering covers the company’s entire trailer range from container haulage to general freight, ensuring fleets invest in equipment that is productive and profitable.

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